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Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 6:00am EDT
russia after the latest exclamation -- escalation. of course for its part, russia is blaming ukraine, saying they sent a convoy in order to negotiate the release of the eight monitors who were captured by pro-russian separatists earlier. so i think what the ukraine wants to hear is that there is no stepping back, that they are ready to continue to back them on this. right heather, yesterday vladimir putin effectively told erchnof ofchurch an pull back. how are they reacting to that statement in kiev? are think people in kiev very much on amused by what putin has said after what happened here. it is pretty much business as usual, but they are obviously behind the government making some effort to control what is going on there and not just guessing the pro-russian separatist take this buildings that will and gradually take control of the region. >> heather harris, thank you so much, safe travels, our executive editor for eastern europe and emerging markets reporting today from kiev. on this job say, we have alan kruger for you in the next hour. even better, thomas pacelli economist at
Bloomberg
May 1, 2014 6:00am EDT
as the u.s. and eu continue to accuse russia of fomenting the progress that milt -- the pro-russia military and the country. >> it just won't go away. the concern is that the money is going in the pockets of russia to pay off the ukraine gas bill. 1/3 of theolds about ukrainian debt in the next two years of any imf money you could say is going back to russia. in the same way that the aig bailout went to goldman sachs. dow begins the day at a new record high, 16,000 500 81 and the s&p 500 within seven points of a record. this happens on a day when the government reports the economy has basically stalled out. gdp grew in the first quarter by as the one percent weather was blamed and they talk about spending more on heating and the cost of obamacare kept gdp from being negative. >> where is the gloom crew. the marketsle think are too complacent and it looks put or aad a greenspan bernanke put. >> i am all in cash and i have levers all my cash. are burning cash. coke is signaling it could change the stock deal. warren buffett said he does not like the plan but would not vote against it
Bloomberg
Apr 30, 2014 6:00am EDT
practicality is not appear china has made it illegal to transact bitcoin, as has russia. beyond education, how do you get people to trust this thing in the way that sovereign countries have not? a leading engineering institution, m.i.t. is the king of practicality. that is part of the spearman. seeing what real-world applications we can build that people will end up trusting. >> such as? >> there is a number of things we can do that would be very important. for example, you could build a decentralized kick starter for crowd funding. you could build a micro-payment solution which would be approved for news media in terms of online newspapers. having a solution for their content. >> i'm curious, have any professors at m.i.t. torn you to shreds on this? do they look at the theory of bitcoin and forget about the efficiency and say the bitcoin club has got it wrong? say that most professors are pretty excited ingut this project and see where it goes. there are plenty professors who have questions about it. most of the questions tend to come from the economic side. people understand the code an
Bloomberg
Apr 29, 2014 6:00am EDT
. >> our top front-page story, a new round of sanctions on russia. still targeted sanctions. it is putin's inner circle who has to do with it. june in the u.s. protesting russia's actions in ukraine. the u.s. but seven people and 17 comments on the list. the white house says it does not expect immediate change of russian policy toward ukraine. so the plan is to steadily ratchet up sanctions that would cause more pain for russia over time. me rephrase that, it sounds like more pain for individuals in russia who are close to mr. putin. very targeted. >> a broad sectors of the economy still spared for now. >> the banks did not get touched. >> which, i believe, was effectively a german request. they did not want that. >> second front-page story, a follow-on to the almost $100 million -- $100 billion megadeal. pfizer making the offer for astrazeneca. a u-turn from the strategy of less is more, and another angle is pfizer could save billions of dollars in taxes because the u.k. created incentives for drug makers to increase research and capital investment. >> adam, you have been doing th
Bloomberg
Apr 28, 2014 6:00am EDT
politics, war sanctions against russia over the crisis in ukraine. president obama says the u.s. and the eu will announce them later today. he spoke after arriving in manila as part of his asia trip. forwarde going to move with an expanded list of individuals and companies that will be affected by sanctions. they remain targeted. areas ofocus on some high tech defense exports to russia. we don't think they are appropriate to be exporting in this kind of climate. military has started exercises on the ukraine border. they will remain targeted sanctions. , germany warns of more sanctions if russia does not go operate. the next up is financials. we are not. . the front page stories. we need to look at the big deal. and astrazeneca deal would be the biggest in the united kingdom. he joins us by telephone. good morning to you. what will be the response of astrazeneca to this second offer by pfizer? >> good morning. we will see. it is going to be edited to see what astrazeneca will say about that. in the short term, they have declining sales growth. oncology pipeline with some of the most e
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